Friday, April 27, 2012

What's New on My Blog

Hi everyone and happy Friday.  Can't believe this week has whizzed by.  Just a couple of things I want to share with you today.

1.  New Menu Bar on the top of my blog page.  In case you haven't noticed I've recently updated my blog and moved some things around to make them more accessible and visible.  One of the new things I've added is a Menu Bar on the top of the page that currently will get you access to
  • MY HOME PAGE- no matter where you are on my blog if you click on this button it will take you back to my most current post.
  • LATE NIGHT STAMPERS WEB RING - this is a blog listing of gals who belong to Late Night Stampers.  When you click on this button a listing of LNS blogs appears.  Simply click on anyone in the list and you can go and visit their blogs.  If you're playing my TREASURE HUNT GAME this is the list you want to access.
  • CONVENTION HAPPENINGS 2012 - if you press on this button it will take you to everything about convention this year.  f you're going to Convention as a Stampin' Up! Demo there are a series of links you can click on for various events sponsored by Sherrill Graff of Late Night Stampers.  Later on I'll be sending back reports on a daily basis from convention re my experiences............. so this will be like a mini blog within a blog.  Hope you check it out! 
2.  I haven't been posting any pictures lately because I've been resettling in my life and in my craft room.  So apologies for that.  I'll be posting my upcoming classes and events shortly along with pictures of projects I'm working on. 
3.  I was featured Guest Designer in the Stampin' Success Magazine produced by Stampin' Up for the Month of May!  What an honour!  I was asked to design four projects using a brand new stamp set that will be coming out in the June 1st Idea Book and Catalogue.  Although I can only give you a little sneak peak right now, once the catalogue is released in May, I'll show you the entire project and I'll be offering a class to make some of the projects in June.    So stay tuned.
Think Vintage...................stay tuned to see the entire post once the IBC is released. 
I'm going to leave you with a card case I did for the LNS Challenge 170. 

This is a Birthday Card I ade with Sprinkled Expressions SAB set.  Base is Crumb Cake and stamping and DSP are in Concord Crush.  I changed up the position of the bow and used a sentiment from the Hostess set Happiest Birthday Wishes which will be retiring on May 31st, 2012. 

This card was simply a delight to make!  I made many versions of it for my March and April birthdays in various colours and using all the stamps from the Sprinkled Expressions SAB set.  I was sorry to see this one go
And here is Monica Gale's original card that I found on Pinterest and fell in love with. She designed it using the Sprinkled Expressions Stamp Set from the recent Sale-A-Bration stamp sets. Check out her tip for making it easier to tie the ribbon on the side of the card.  Very cool indeed. Click here to see her original post: 

Happy Stamping Everyone!
Leave me a comment I'd love to hear from you!
Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Retiring Accessories and Decor Elements List

Retiring Accessories and Retiring Decor Elements Sale from
April 25th to May 31st or while supplies last

Retiring Accessories and Retiring Decor Elements are only available while supplies last, don't be disappointed these items can go very quickly.

The accessories list will be updated each business day by 4:00 PM (MT) with availability information.

In addition, please note the following new catalog changes:
  • Only select Stampin’ Write Markers will be available individually (Stampin’ Write Markers in color collections will continue to be offered)
  • 12″ x 12″ Textured Card Stock will no longer be offered
  • 12″ x 12″ Smooth Card Stock will only be available in select individual colors and color collections
Click below to see what’s retiring – and what items have special discounts.

Retiring Accessories:
Sortable Excel List

Catalogue List for Retiring Accessories

Retiring Decor Elements:

Changes to Classic Stampin' Pads:

When you look at the retired accessories list, you’ll note that all of our Stampin’ Pads are listed. Don't's why:

1) Craft Stampin’ Pads will only be available in black and white from June 1st on and;
2) Stampin' Up! is introducing a new Firm Foam pad in our Classic Stampin’ Pads with the 2012-2013 annual catalog.

Introducing Firm Foam Stamp Pads!


These new Firm Foam Stamp pads (available June 1st), will change your stamping experience for the better.  You're going to love these new Stampin' Pads-just look at all the exciting benefits listed below:
  • Firm Foam Pads will provide better ink coverage for your stamps!
  • Light-tap stamping produces flawless images!
  • Pad stays juicier for longer resulting in better ink pad longevity!
  • Have a crisply printed, glossy label on the top of the pad that is easier to read and that will not fade or chip off!
  • Come with colour name labels in all four languages (English, Spanish, French, and German)-just choose your language, peel it off the back, and add it to the side of the pad for easy identification!
  • Use the same patented flip-top case design that stores the inking surface upside down, so the pad surface stays moist!
  • Firm Foam Pads will be available in all colours, including our exclusive In Colors for 2012-2013!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Late Night Stampers Web Ring

One of the great things about belonging to Stampin' Up! is your get to meet the greatest people through their on-line demonstrators web site called Stampin' Connection. 

As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I never feel alone or out of the loop because I have instant access to all of the latest information and to some great on-line groups of stampers. 

One such group is called Late Night Stampers (LNS) and it's run by a terrific gal named Sherrill Graff

This site is loaded with information, and especially now that Convention is around the corner.  Sherrill is offering many wonderful events and great opportunities for demonstrators to grow their business', meet other demonstrators, and have fun! 

Recently I joined a LNS Web Ring with dozens of other stampers so we can stay connected.  I'd like to share that opportunity with you.  In the near future I'll be hosting a treasure hunt involving some of these websites, so stay tuned for that............. you could win a great prize. 

In the meantime go to Late Night Stampers at to check out the Web Ring on Sherrill Graff's left side bar.  Scroll down and see my link and check out the other blogsites, I'm sure you'll love them.  Happy Stamping and Blog Surfing!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Stampin' Up! Retired List Is Here

RETIRING.......... Stampin' Up! has just released their 2011-2012 retired stamp list and hundreds of stamps will  be retired between now and May 31st, 2012 to make way for the new catalogue on June 1st.  Click Here to get a PDF Copy of the List!

Check your Wish Lists, because this may be your last chance to get the set(s) you've been wanting to own before they're gone.  Have a birthday or special occasion coming up.................share your wish list with your family and friends and let them know this sale is on! 

Many products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early and shop on line with my ON LINE shopping service to get your preferred rate. 


Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Clearance Rack Updated!

The Clearance Rack has just been updated.  That's right.  On  April 10th Stampin' Up! is adding  55 NEW Clearance Rack items to the Online Store.  These 55 new items include punches, dies, and accessories.

Go to my Stampin' Up! website to check out these great deals or click on the Clearance Rack Icon on my side bar. These items are only available through on-line shopping, so don't miss out.  There are some great deals ... while supplies last.  Happy Shopping! 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Comings and Goings............Be Prepared

The most anticipated Stampin' Up! event of the year, the release of the Idea Book and Catalogue will be happening on June 1, 2012. That's right, the 2012-2013 Catalog will be coming out a whole month earlier than in the past. Can you say EXCITED!!!!!

Here's some other dates you're going to want to mark down:

The Retired Stamp List will be released on April 15, 2012 and stamps will be available through May 31, 2012. 
The Retired Accessories/Décor Elements Lists will be released on April 25, 2012. Retiring accessories and Stampin' Up! Décor Elements (being discontinued) will only be available while supplies last so be sure to mark your calendar and ORDER EARLY. 

2010-2011 In Color items (Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, Concord Crush, Poppy Parade) will be retiring.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Summer Smooches & Sneak Peak at 2012 Products

Happy April 1st!

Hope you made it through April 1st without being tricked or and practical jokes being played on you.  My husband woke me up this morning saying "look out the window it's snowing".  I rolled over and tried to ignore him thinking "I'm not going to fall for that", however when I did roll over and look out the window it was actually snowing and coming down hard!  I guess Mother Nature was playing a joke on us because we were wishing for sunshine! 

Speaking of "sunny" exciting things, I'm happy to announce that Stampin' Up! is giving a sneek peek into the 2012-1013 Idea Book & Catalog with their Summer Smooches Promotion.

Here's your opportunity to get a jump on some very hot new products.  I love the DSP and those brads are awesome.   I told you it was exciting! This very special promo runs from April 1st to 30th, so don't miss your opportunity to check it out now!
Some other news I want to share with you is that Stampin' Up! has made some changes in their catalogue year.  That's right.  Stampin' Up! is changing their 2012-2013 catalog release date.  It will be out June 1st instead of July like in previous years, and there will be some other exciting changes to their mini catalogue program.   So stay tuned for these and other changes as we move into Spring/Summer 2012.

10 Year Anniversary - Stampin' Up! In Canada

Today I thought I'd share with you that Stampin' Up! is celebrating 10 wonderful years in Canada! It all began with a journey in 2001 when Shelli Gardner headed north to explore the possibilities of opening Stampin' Up! Canada.

In 2002, open houses were held in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Toronto, and 94 Canadians became demonstrators. Since then Stampin' Up! Canada has been an important contributor to Stampin' Up!'s international growth and development and there are now over 6000 Demonstrators from Canada.

In July of 2005, Stampin'Up! became bilingual as they entered the province of Quebec,  This was Stampin' Up!'s first non-English market. I joined Stampin' Up! in June 2006 and it has been one of the best experiences of my life. 

I'm Going to Salt Lake City

Each year, Stampin' Up! demonstrators from across the US and Canada gather for three days of education, celebration, and motivation.  This year's SU Convention "I Am" is being held from July 18th to 21st at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Stampin' up! Conventions always includes time to swap cards, attend business classes, see new-product demonstrations, participate in Make & Takes, and opportunities to mix and mingle and enjoy time with the best stampers in the world!

Registration for Stampin' Up! Convention 2012 starts on April 17th, and I'm so excited because I'm finally going to be one of these happy gals! 

I'm looking forward to joining in and experiencing good times with stamping friends, getting creative new ideas for workshops and projects and finding out what's new for Stampin' Up in 2012-2013! 

If you're interested in becoming a Stampin' Up! Demo now's a great time to join and you too could be going to Salt Lake City.  I'd love to have you join me, so if you want more information just drop me an email or call me.    Don't wait too long....... registration sells out quickly. 

Get Ready for September 15th 24 Hour Stamp Sale!

  September 15th is a stamp-tacular sale day for Stampin' Up and a great opportunity for you.    If you’ve had your eye on a certain st...